HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio
HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio
HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio
HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio
Standard Horizon

HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio

Catalogue Code: 200484
£199.95 In Stock Online
Save £47.00 RRP £246.95
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Description
Standard Horizon HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio

The HX890 Floating DSC handheld VHF radio takes all the features from the popular HX870 and adds some great new features in a new rounded case with the same rugged waterproof design as its predecessor. 

New Feature - Scrambler

Two scrambler systems built in, both a 4 code CVS2500A and a 32 code FVP-42 scrambler system ensure secure communications out on the water. 

New Feature - FM Receiver

A built in FM Broacast band receiver, during times when radio communication is not necessary, relax with some music on the FM Radio broadcast bands.

Easy to Operate Icon/Menu System

Forget about trying to memorize the owners manual. A brand new Easy to Operate Menu system makes this the most intuitive handheld on the market. DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint and route navigation, navigation to DSC distress call can all be performed with just a few simple steps.

GM (Group Monitor) using DSC Group Position Call

This new ADVANCED feature allows you to continuously track and display position information of up to 9 pre-selected vessels. Their position information is displayed on the compass page relative to your location on the display.

Water Activated Emergency Strobe Light

If the radio falls in the water an emergency strobe light is automatically activated, even when the unit is turned off!!! The strobe can be reconfigured to flash on and off, flash SOS, or set to stay on continuously.

Integrated 66 Channnel WAAS GPS receiver

A highly sensitive 66 channel WAAS GPS receiver allows the HX890 to lock on to a position quickly and accurately. With position information displayed clearly on the display the user will be able to share position information using DSC and navigate to waypoints using the waypoint navigation feature of the radio.

Oversized full dot matrix display

The HX890 boasts one of the largest displays in a hand held VHF radio. Measuring 1.7" wide by 1.7" tall, or 2.3" diagonal. With a larger display, greater (dot matrix) resolution, and a super bright backlight there will be no mistaking the information displayed on the face of the radio day or night.

Features

  • 6W transmit power output (Selectable 6/ 2/ 1 W)
  • 700mW Loud Audio and Noise Canceling Function for both TX/RX audio
  • Rugged case construction conforms to Military Standard (MIL-STD-810F)
  • Available in Navy Blue or Black
  • Submersible IPX8 Construction and it floats
  • DSC (Digital Selective Calling) ITU-R M.493 Class-H Operation
  • Built-in Integrated 66 channel WAAS GPS Receiver
  • 11-hour Operating Time with 1800mAh high capacity Li-ion battery
  • Easy to Operate Menu System with a large (1.7’’ x 1.7’’) Full-dot matrix display
  • Selectable Display Mode - Day & Night Mode
  • Waypoint and Route navigation
  • Group Monitor Function utilizing DSC Group Position Call
  • MOB (Man over Board) feature
  • Water Activated Emergency “WHITE” Strobe Light
  • Two Scrambler Systems built-in – 4-code CVS2500A & 32-code FVP-42
  • Versatile Scanning operation (Dual Watch and Triple Watch)
  • NOAA Weather Channels with Weather Alert
  • FM Broadcast Radio Receiver
  • Micro USB Data jack for PC programming
  • 3 Year Waterproof Warranty

The feature packed HX890 comes packaged with all the accesories including the rechargeable Li-Ion battery, Alkaline battery tray, AC wall charger, charging cradle, 12V charger, PC programming cable and belt lip with lanyard, and it's backed by a 3 year waterproof warranty.

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Stock Availability

Stock can move quickly, so this is just a suggestion of current levels, please phone the shop to confirm.

The ship to store service is based on Head Office sending stock to a branch.

If you wish to call & collect stock, please do so over the phone using the number provided.

Black - One Size

Store Availability Telephone
Cardiff 02920 220929
Chichester 01243 773788
Deacons 02380 402182
Lymington 01590 673698
Plymouth 01752 548301
Poole 01202 723311
Port Hamble 02380 454858
Southampton 02380 632 725
Gloucestershire (Distribution Hub) 0345 130 0710

Navy - One Size

Store Availability Telephone
Cardiff Not currently in stock 02920 220929
Chichester Not currently in stock 01243 773788
Deacons 02380 402182
Lymington 01590 673698
Plymouth 01752 548301
Poole Not currently in stock 01202 723311
Port Hamble 02380 454858
Southampton 02380 632 725
Gloucestershire (Distribution Hub) 0345 130 0710

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Delivery & Returns
Delivery

Royal Mail Service Update: Please be aware when choosing Royal Mail as your preferred delivery method, your delivery time may be impacted by ongoing strikes and may take up to 20 working days. If your order is time critical we suggest choosing a courier or Next Day Service

 

Our Mail Order team ship chandlery, yacht parts and sailing clothing around the world. We use the best value couriers available, and we will endeavour to get your products to you as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

International Orders: Due to delays we have had to suspend our international delivery options. 

UK Standard Delivery

  • UK Mainland 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £3.95 Royal Mail Service. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days for orders under £50.00
  • UK Mainland up to 25Kg £5.95 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days
  • UK Mainland 25Kg+ Price on request
  • UK Mainland Next Day 0 - 25Kg £9.95 Courier service with signature, orders must be placed before midday
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £3.95 Royal Mail Service. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days for orders under £50.00
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 1 - 25Kg £10.95 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 25Kg+ Price on request
  • Channel Islands 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £5.95 Royal Mail Service Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days for orders under £50.00
  • Channel Islands 1 - 25Kg £13.50 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • Channel Islands 25Kg+ Price on request

UK Exceptional Delivery

  • UK Mainland; Antifoul & paints £5.95
  • UK Mainland; Inflatable dinghy £10.00
  • UK Mainland; Liferafts £17.50
  • UK Mainland; Flares £49.95
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Antifoul & paints £9.95
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Inflatable dinghy price on request
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Liferafts price on request
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Flares not available to ship at this time
  • Channel Islands; Antifoul & paints £13.50
  • Channel Islands; Inflatable dinghy price on request Channel Islands; Flares not available to ship at this time

For further delivery information click here.

Returns

Standard Returns

If you are not entirely happy with your purchase, we will exchange or refund your goods in full, provided that the items are returned within 14 days of receipt.*

Please check the condition of goods on arrival - we are unable to accept goods damaged during shipping after 14 days.

Returned goods must be packaged securely, with all original packaging undamaged and in a saleable condition i.e. shoe boxes must be in the same condition as when received.

Goods must be unused and security seals intact.*

If you would like to return goods because they were ordered incorrectly or if clothing does not fit, return postage will be at your expense. If you would like us to replace the goods with another size or colour, we will charge carriage on the replacement.

Please be aware that some navigational and safety products may be dated, and as such a full refund may in some cases not be possible. If you are purchasing dated navigational charts we suggest you contact us for more information.

Faulty Goods

If you receive your goods and believe them to be faulty, please contact us straight away with a brief description of the problem. If we require you to return the product for a replacement, we will send you a pre-paid Royal Mail label for delivery back to us. Unfortuantely we cannot send the courier back to collect the items.

Returning goods to Force 4 is easy!

  1. Please contact us by ringing 0345 1300 710 or email on [email protected]. This way we'll be able to determine whether you would like to return the product for a refund or whether you'd like to exchange the product. We are unable to process the return of faulty goods that we're not expecting.
  2. We'll then give you a returns number. This returns number will need to be clearly marked on the outside of your parcel so it can be identified on arrival. Please note, failure to mark a returns reference number on the outside of your parcel may result in a delay in processing your return.
  3. Don't forget your proof of postage, just in case!
  4. Once we receive the item we'll be able to proceed with a refund or an exchange.

*this excludes faulty goods with manufacturers defects. If goods are found to be faulty during use, after the returns period, please just give us a ring on 0345 1300 710 and we'll be happy to help.

Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers

Is the DSC function registered to the boat or owner of the Handheld radio?

Clive Lawrence

Digital Selective Calling is achieved with an MMSI number programmed into the VHF. The user applies for an MMSI with Ofcom. Please click here for further help.

20/3/19

Can the HX890E be plugged into an external aerial? Mike Cambray

Yes, it can

04/06/19

What range do these radios have? 

robbie lundy

Marine VHF radios work on a line-of-sight basis. That is, they can transmit and receive to and from another antenna as long as that antenna is above the horizon.How far is that? Standing in the cockpit of a boat, the distance to the horizon for most adults is about three miles.

01.08.2019

How do I charge this Paul Walker
The USB cable that accompanies the Radio that is used to programme the unit, is also the same charging cable, so you will either need a house hold plug aka apple plugs work well or a 12V USB charger for the car or boat. You can even use the computer to charge it, if you don't have this or choose not to buy one. 04/06/20.
Does the standard horizon handheld meat the new ofcom regulations Roger Vaughan
We have spoken with Standard Horizon and they have confirmed that it does. 03/06/21
Can this radio be used without an mmsi? I guess that the distress function would need it but could I use it for basic radio comms without one? Steve Ison
Yes the radio can be used without the MMSI however you will loose all the benefits the HX890 provides, until a MMSI is entered.
Is it possible to turn off the automatic strobe light? For sea kayaking...we don't want it going off when we are practising rolling and rescues! Julie hansin
yes, in the settings you can turn the "water Hazard LED " off, so it wont turn on automatically when wet. this is turned ON by default. these are separate settings to the emergency LED settings
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Men's Size Guide

  To Fit Height To Fit Chest
X SMALL 5'2" - 5'4" 34 - 36"
SMALL 5'5" - 5'7" 36 - 38"
MEDIUM 5'7" - 5'10" 38 - 40"
LARGE 5'11" - 6'1" 41 - 43"
X LARGE 6'1" - 6'3" 44 - 46"
XX LARGE 6'3" - 6'5" 46 - 48"

 

Shoe Sizes

UK EURO MENS US LADIES US
3.5 36   5.5
4 37   6
4.5 37.5   6.5
5 38 5.5 7
5.5 38.5 6 7.5
6 39.5 6.5 8
6.5 40 7 8.5
7 40.5 7.5 9
7.5 41.5 8 9.5
8 42 8.5 10
8.5 42.5 9  
9 43 9.5  
9.5 44 10  
10 44.5 10.5  
10.5 45 11  
11 45.5 11.5  
11.5 46.5 12  
12 47 12.5  
12.5 47.5 13  
13 48 13.5  
14 50 14.5  
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